PMI Takes Pulse of Profession

A new survey from Project Management Institute identifies key trends in project, program and portfolio management, including a renewed focus on talent development and increased use of agile methods. The results also point to critical success factors, among them clearly defining expected benefits, ensuring top-level management support, and creating a career path for project participants.

Slow economic growth and shifting market priorities are driving organizations to adopt increasingly innovative approaches to growth. The Project Management Institute’s Pulse of the Profession survey, released tthis week at PMI’s Global Executive Council meeting, shows that in 2012, organizations will use a wide variety of techniques to promote that growth and create competitive advantage through project, program and portfolio management. The global survey features feedback and insights from more than 1,000 project management leaders and practitioners. Key trends to watch include:

  • Organizations will renew their focus on talent development as they look to grow and gain competitive advantage in new markets.
  • Tight economic conditions will continue to spotlight the need for good project portfolio management.
  • As organizations strive for agility in order to leverage shifting market conditions, change management and project risk management

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